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Vegan Watermelon 'Poke' Bowl

This watermelon 'poke' bowl recipe takes a non-traditional spin on the Hawaiin poke bowl! While it's not created with fish like the traditional poke bowl, it uses watermelon for a deep-red hue and a delicious sweet and savory combo!

Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course, supper
Cuisine American, hawaiian, Japanese
Keyword poke recipe, vegan poke, vegan poke recipe, watermelon poke, watermelon poke recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Lauren McNeill


Watermelon 'Poke'

  • 2 heaping cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

Bowl Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup sliced cabbage
  • 2 sheets nori

Sriracha Mayo

  • 1 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha or to taste
  • 1/2 lime juiced


  1. Cook brown rice as per package instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Marinate watermelon in mixture until rice is done cooking, or at least 15 minutes.

  3. Steam edamame over the stove or in the microwave.

  4. Whisk together all ingredients for the sriracha mayo.

  5. Once all components are complete, combine in a bowl and enjoy!